Filters ::: filter_tabs
Maintained by Picture of José Puente FuentesJosé Puente Fuentes
Moodle filter which creates tabs in textfields
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This is a simple Moodle filter which creates tabs in textfields.

To create tabs in textfields where the filter is activated, simply use the following syntax: {%:Tab title}Tab text{%}


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  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Thu, Mar 9, 2017, 3:12 AM
    Hi Rob,

    > Is it possible to embed context where you can activate filter for staticpages?
    > I'd like to join commendable words on your plugin as I tested it though this link and it does miracles!

    Are you really sure that you wanted to add this comment to filter_tabs and not to
    Anyway, could you please elaborate what you need so I can better understand your request?

  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Fri, Aug 4, 2017, 5:58 PM
    Dear users of this plugin,

    following the plugin adoption programme, this plugin was transferred to José Puente Fuentes. The process will soon be complete.
    Thanks to José for adopting this plugin!

  • Picture of Bert van der Hooft
    Tue, Jan 23, 2018, 4:10 PM

    I appreciate this plugin. Are you considering to let it work on mobile?

  • Picture of José Puente Fuentes
    Sat, Feb 3, 2018, 6:42 AM
    Hi Bert,
    I'm considering but at this moment I've no time...but as soon as I have time, I'll do it
    Regards and thank you for your comment!
  • Picture of José Puente Fuentes
    Sun, Mar 11, 2018, 11:42 AM
    Hi Bert again,
    after looking for a solution I worry but currently is not posible to do a plugin for mobile...i will looking for a solution...
  • Picture of Charles Dominique
    Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 7:13 PM
    Just added this to our Moodle 3.1, first in testing then in production. Looks great and works perfectly . Thanks
  • Picture of José Puente Fuentes
    Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 7:14 PM
    Thank you very much for the feedback!
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Thu, Jul 12, 2018, 1:20 AM

    This filter works great with "Clean" theme, but it fails when using "Boost" theme.

  • Picture of José Puente Fuentes
    Fri, Jul 13, 2018, 5:55 AM
    Hi Ricardo,
    Have you tried to go to the plugin configuration and indicate the type of tab?
    In the configuration you can see a preview of the tabs.
    By default, the tabs compatible with themes based on Bootstrap 2 are activated, but it is possible to select tabs compatible with themes that use Bootstrap 4 or even old ones that use YUI.
    I have tested the tabs with the Boots theme selecting compatibility with Bootstrap 4 and it works,
    I hope this helps.
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Fri, Jul 13, 2018, 9:39 PM
    Hi José,

    You were right!

    Wrong Bootstrap version.


  • Picture of Rex Lorenzo
    Thu, May 23, 2019, 1:26 AM
    We had a feature request from a department that heavily uses this filter. They wanted to be able to have a URL to force a certain tab to view. Also, ideally, when the tabs are clicked on they want the url in the browser to change so they can bookmark it or share it.
    I think the first one can be possible with GET parameters. But the second would require JS?
  • Picture of José Puente Fuentes
    Wed, Aug 21, 2019, 8:07 AM
    Hi Rex,
    yes, I think so. Due to bootstrap tabs implementation, we would need javascript for that feature.

    Anyway, I think it's a very interesting option, I think I will include it in the next version!
    If you tell me the version you are using and the requirements, I will try to adapt it as much as possible to your needs


  • Picture of Joseph Liaw
    Thu, Jul 16, 2020, 8:57 AM
    Hi Jose: Any plans to update this plugin to 3.8 since 3.8 is Long Term Support? Thank you for sharing this great plugin to help teachers organize their content in a tabbed format for their students!
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Tue, Aug 18, 2020, 4:30 AM
    Is it compatible with 3.9+ version of Moodle?
  • Picture of Ram Freedman
    Thu, Sep 24, 2020, 1:04 PM
    Is there a way to add to each tab an activity or resource?
    I want to add text to each tab and also some activity or resource that is relevant to this tab only.
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